MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, October 2, 2017
Regular meeting at 6:00 p.m.
COUNCIL CHAMBER, 437 OLD MAMMOTH ROAD
MINARET VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER, SUITE Z
I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:07 PM.
II. Roll Call
Members present: Lindsay Barksdale, Stacy Corless for Larry Johnston, Jiselle Kenny, Kirk Stapp, Bill Taylor, John Wentworth
Members absent: None.
Staff: Jennifer Halferty, Executive Director and Patricia Robertson, Grant & Financial Associate.
Public: Dan Holler, Town Manager.
III. Public Comments
There were no comments from the public.
IV. Approval of minutes from the September 11, 2017 rescheduled Board Meeting
Stacy Corless made a motion to adopt the minutes from the September 11, 2017 rescheduled meeting. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0.
V. Board Member reports
Jiselle Kenny reported that October is domestic violence awareness month. You can wear purple to show your support and she can provide resources for anyone who needs them.
Lindsay Barksdale reported that she attended a manger’s training put on by the Chamber of Commerce and that housing was the number one cited issue in the room. She also noted that she has been speaking with MMSA and that they have secured rooms in Bishop for employees this winter.
John Wentworth explained that the Community Housing Action Plan meetings have been going well. He believes that it has been a very productive effort so far. He thanked Jennifer Halferty for sending out an article to the Board regarding the conversion of commercial malls to housing.
Kirk Stapp agreed that the Community Housing Action Plan process has been productive to date. He noted that the community is slowly beginning to narrow down to specifics that can be implemented. This will be very important for both the community and the Town Council moving forward.
VI. MLH monthly status report
Jennifer Halferty reported that MLH, Town of Mammoth Lakes Code Compliance, and CA Rural Legal Association hosted two workshops for both landlords’ and tenants’ to learn about their rights & responsibilities. There was good participation from 18 landlords and 9 tenants. MLH has pamphlets with legal information for those who missed the workshops. She noted that there is no legal aid organization for Mono County. This is something that MLH will investigate so that tenants in Mammoth Lakes and other communities can seek out legal advice when necessary.
Last Friday, Govenor Brown signed 15 bills and made history! A few of the bills passed were:
• SB 2 – A permanent source of funding for housing which is estimated to generate approximately $250 million a year through a recording fee.
• SB 3 – Will put a $4 billion bond on the November 2018 ballot.
• AB 1505 – Restores a jurisdiction’s ability to require rental inclusionary housing units within rental projects.
• SB 35 – Reduces land use barriers to accelerate housing development.
Jennifer Halferty announced that two homeowners sold their homes and paid off their HELP loans of $155,000 which will go into the Town’s housing reserve fund, since the Town already paid off their loan.
She also explained that MLH closed on the San Joaquin Villas unit E2 that is deed restricted at 150% AMI. There are three families in queue to purchase this unit. MLH is also representing an owner on a deed restricted 100% AMI unit at Mammoth Lofts.
VII. Mammoth Lakes Community Housing Action Plan; Live, Work, Thrive update
Jennifer Halferty reported that there have been a lot of very productive meetings of the Housing Working Group. She noted that the level of participation from the approximately 20 Working Group members has been phenomenal. There is another working group meeting this Thursday from 5-8 PM in Suite Z as well as an OPEN HOUSE at Mammoth Brewing Company from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This is an opportunity for the community to come and share their input.
VIII. MLH Board to identify its designated representative(s) for negotiations regarding employee matters pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
Bill Taylor made a motion nominating the Board President, Kirk Stapp, and Lindsay Barksdale to serve as the designated representatives. Jiselle Kenny seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0.
IX. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, the Board will hold a conference with its representative in regard to property acquisition pertaining to:
Property: 238 Sierra Manor Road, APN 035-210-014-000
Negotiating Parties: Jennifer Halferty representing MLH (prospective buyer);
Mammoth Property Partners (Seller)
Under Negotiation: Terms of sale (price, payment terms)
X. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b), the Board will hold a closed session to consider employee performance evaluation, title: Executive Director. No action is to be taken.
XI. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 the Board shall hold a closed session with the Board’s designated representative(s) regarding the salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits of its unrepresented employees and may include discussion of MLH’s available funds and funding priorities, but only insofar as these discussions relate to providing instructions to the local agency’s designated representative(s). The purpose of this is to review MLH’s position and instructing MLH’s designated representative(s). No action is to be taken.
Announcement of Action Taken in Closed Session:
There was no action taken.
XII. Consideration of merit pay increase, and fringe pay for the Executive Director based on the performance evaluation and closed session with the Board’s designated representative(s). The Board continued Item XI and XII until the next regular meeting.
XIII. Adjourn: The meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.